The Muppet Movie

Revealing mistake: When Sweetums scares the girls out of the tent, watch the first girl that runs out screaming. If you look at her face closely, you can see that she is smiling.

Revealing mistake: When Fozzie comes out on stage and starts his act, you can see lines around him, suggesting he was matted into the scene. He also reacts a second too late to the gun being shot by him, and he doesn't cast a shadow.

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Revealing mistake: As Kermit walks by the bus, the lower portion of fabric covering the operator's arm is visible.

Revealing mistake: As the camera pans down to Kermit sitting in the empty sound stage, it's easy to tell that the sides of the stool are actually solid with the background painted on them to hide the puppeteer.

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Other mistake: Whenever Fozzie is driving the Studebaker, the movements of the car don't correspond to the way he moves the steering wheel (he tends to crank it back and forth a lot).

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Trivia: Director James Frawley has a cameo role as an El Sleazo waiter.

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Question: Does anyone know how the effect of Kermit riding the bicycle was done?

Answer: The closest thing to an answer is here, Martin Becker's obituary. His family states that it was a robotic Kermit on a bicycle. Outside of that, everyone else associated with the movie has been quiet on the subject.http://www.fridaythe13thfilms.com/saga/part5/martinbecker.html.

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They used gyros in the wheels - Martin Becker made the first self-driving bike for that movie-now the same tech is used in the self-driving bikes seen in the Netherlands. -Diana Becker, Martin's widow.

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